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Hi All:

I have created a successful profile under my Login ID using Tectia client, and this is working good.

But when other users login with their login details and try to connect via tectia client, they dont get the profile created under my login.

How can other users see the profile created by me?

An early response will be helpful.




asked Aug 19 '10 at 09:05

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Hi Jaideep,

That's correct. Any profiles created are visible only for that specific user account. It's also possible to create a profile that is shared across all users in a host, however this is not possible to do with the configuration tools and requires a couple of manual steps.

  1. Create the profiles using the Tectia Configuration tool (as you already did). This will be saved in your user specific broker configuration file, typically under:


  2. Copy this user-specific configuration file to the installation directory of Tectia Broker, typically:

    "C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia\SSH Tectia Broker\ssh-broker-config.xml"

    This will then act as a global configuration file for Tectia Broker. Any configuration elements defined in this file will be global to all Connection Brokers in the same host.

  3. Finally open the configuration file with a text editor and remove any non-essential configuration elements (just leave the starting, ending secsh-broker tags and profile tags). It should look something like this:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" >
    <secsh-broker version = "6.1" >
      ... your profiles definitions here ...

The defined profiles should now be available to all users on that host (although they will not be editable).

For more info about user and global broker directories, see here: http://productdocs.ssh.com/support/documentation/online/ssh/winhelp/61/ssh-broker-config.html


answered Aug 19 '10 at 11:16

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Roman ♦♦

Hi Roman, Thanks for the answers. One more issue... This all works in environment where user can login to machine and also to Tectia client. But this scenario doesn’t works if users are logging via citrix environment. They need to generate "public key' for themselves and then it works. Is there a way to generate "public key" for all users without each user generating key for themselves. This way it’s going to be a hassle when a user joins organisation and needs to sFTP. Please let me know what extra needs to be done to get this going.

Thanks in advance, Regards,


(Oct 25 '10 at 03:30) Jaideep Jaideep's gravatar image

If you mean that the users login in via Citrix need to generate private key pairs, one option might be to place the command to do this (basically just ssh-keygen-g3 without any parameters) in a script that executes once a user logs in for the first time to a machine. This could probably be configured via group policy. However you'll still need to upload that public key to the server.

(Oct 25 '10 at 08:02) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image

Ok, I see in the question that you posted that you're referring to the server host key and not user key pairs. Disregard the above, I'll answer in that question.

(Oct 25 '10 at 08:04) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image
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